By Sonja Danowski
This author does something amazing with her illustrations, pencilling and painting a warm, wonderful world, with houses overflowing in creative activity.
Tony gives up his stuffed animals for the animal shelter cause, then misses his animals, but in the end gets a real live cat. A warm simple story, although the animal shelter raffle and prizes does take place on a Sunday.
Also by Sonja Danowski: The Forever Flowers. The story-line again is quite simple, although the lesson is not as clear (about letting go), but may open the door for a discussion.
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